"Spring is the time of plans and projects"

Monday, 2 September, 2013
September sees us shaking off the wintery dust and getting fresh-faced with lots of visits to the vineyards.
We're trying to keep the focus on being active and what better way than to start getting out into the winelands. Yes the weather has been rather ferocious of late, but I foresee a change and we can all prepare by getting up-to-date with what's new in September.

Our top 3 wineries this month are quite a diverse bunch:

Origin Wines
One of South Africa's biggest wine export companies, they also happen to be a diverse and humorous bunch who can often be found unwinding at The Original Plane, their own bar at the Origin offices.

Origin Wines set the pace in 2005, in conjunction with the farming communities of Du Toitskloof and the Du Toitskloof winery, by forming the Fairhills project, which ensured that the 22 farms contributing to the winery were Fairtrade accredited, making it one of the largest Fairtrade projects globally.

Get in touch with them as they are a specialist in wine sourcing and supply chain management. If you're a consumer, you can take advantage of their great wine sales at Origin Wines on Bottelary road, Stellenbosch (see pic)

J.C. Le Roux
The House of J.C. Le Roux is widely known and having recently undergone a revamping (not that they needed it), it's even more glamorous than ever.

Offering a beautiful selection of sparkling wine and MCC, they have a mouth-watering nougat pairing for all the sweet-toothed out there. 

Every year they clinch awards with their bubbles, under the miracle-working hands of Elunda Basson.
Why visit? Because they now have a delicious new coffee menu which they pair with yummy treats.

Once located where Mulderbosch now stands (they used to be sister vineyards), Kanu can now be found in its new home next to Beyerskloof just outside Stellenbosch on the R304. The relocation gave Kanu access to the former Mulderbosch farm known for its terroir and ever-present cool air from the Indian Ocean. More than 40% of the new Kanu farm is left to natural vegetation.

Their tasting room has a killer view and they have plans to capitalize on this by developing a restaurant and they are even thinking of having their own brewery.

Why visit? Their KCB Chenin Blanc 2011 is just divine and you can either visit the farm or order from us here

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